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16 October 2008, 01:35 CET The European Commission has put forward a proposal modifying the provisions and extending the scope of the 2001 Regulation on cross-border euro payments, under ... Cross-border euro payments - briefing
16 October 2008, 01:30 CET The European Commission has put forward a revision of EU rules on deposit guarantee schemes that puts into action the commitments made by EU Finance Ministers o... Revision of EU rules on Deposit Guarantee Schemes - briefing
15 October 2008, 19:29 CET The European Union and countries of the Caribbean region have today signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which will strengthen ties between the two re... EU - Caribbean Economic Partnership Agreement - briefing
14 October 2008, 23:12 CET The immediate priorities for the European Union have been to restore confidence and to protect ordinary citizens. Europe has achieved an unprecedented level of ... Europe's response to the Financial Crisis
14 October 2008, 17:07 CET The European Commission has put forward a proposal revising the current rules governing the conditions for issuing electronic money in the EU. The proposal foll... Electronic money proposal - briefing
13 October 2008, 20:28 CET The European Commission has published guidance on how EU Member States can best support financial institutions in the current financial crisis whilst respecting... Commission guidance on state aid for banks in crisis - briefing
13 October 2008, 15:00 CET Listening to personal music players at a high volume over a sustained period can lead to permanent hearing damage, according to an opinion of the EU Scientific ... Health risks from exposure to noise from personal music players - briefing
08 October 2008, 21:47 CET The European Commission launched on 8 October proposals for EU-wide rights to make it easier for consumers to shop on the Internet and in the main street. Proposed consumer rights directive - briefing
03 October 2008, 18:06 CET Millions of women throughout Europe will be entitled to longer and better maternity leave, under proposals unveiled on 3 October by the European Commission. A s... Work-life balance package - briefing
02 October 2008, 12:04 CET Almost one year on since the launch of a new strategic partnership between the EU and Africa at the Lisbon Summit, the joint College to College meeting highligh... EU-Africa Strategic Partnership - briefing
01 October 2008, 19:43 CET The European Commission has put forward a revision of EU rules on capital requirements for banks that is designed to reinforce the stability of the financial sy... Capital Requirements Directive - briefing
26 September 2008, 21:35 CET Revised EU legislation that aims to protect human health and the environment by ensuring waste batteries are properly collected and recycled applies from today.... Revision of the Batteries Directive - briefing
25 September 2008, 18:57 CET The EU Council today adopted legislation banning all exports of mercury from the European Union. The export ban is a key part of the EU's strategy for reducing ... EU ban on mercury exports - briefing
25 September 2008, 15:29 CET How can the EU ensure broadband Internet access for all Europeans? This is the main question raised in a European Commission report today. From 2003-2007 broadb... Scope of the Universal Service in Telecoms: 2008 EC report
23 September 2008, 15:01 CET China is now the third biggest national exporter in the global economy after Germany and the US. China now accounts for about 8 % of all imports and 12% of all ... EU-China trade in facts and figures
23 September 2008, 00:25 CET The 2008 European Job Days take in over 500 events around Europe during September and October. European Job Days 2008
22 September 2008, 12:03 CET The European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia is an autonomous mission led by the EU under the European security and defence policy. Its objectives ar... European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia
18 September 2008, 15:03 CET The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the regulatory principles to be applied by EU Member States to Next Generation Access broadband ne... Next Generation Access networks in Europe - briefing
18 September 2008, 13:51 CET The European Commission adopted on 18 September a proposal for an EU regulation that improves the conditions for animals at the time of slaughter or killing and... EC proposal for protection of animals at the time of killing - briefing
18 September 2008, 13:35 CET Kopernikus is the new name of the European Commission's earth observation activities previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) s... Kopernikus EU earth observation activities - briefing